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CBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
wednesday it's too early to say how much relief money the obama administration will request. he pointed out the administration has already designated more than $2 billion. transportation secretary ray lahood announced 10 million more dollars for new jersey thursday. emily schmidt, washington. >> that just sounds like a drop in the bucket. >>> in case you missed it live, here's a holiday treat we've reheated for you, the lighting of the national christmas tree that took place earlier tonight down on the ellipse right outside the white house. >> four, three, two, one. [ cheering and applause ] >> the free is ball. the president and his family -- the tree is beautiful. the president and his family are beautiful. it's a beautiful night in washington d.c., isn't it? that's a colorado blue spruce that came this way from virginia. it was transplanted in october. >> this is our third tree in as many years. our long standing tree was lost in a storm and then its replacement didn't take hold. if just goes to show nobody's job is safe here in washington. >> you know, storms have left a lot of tree
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 9:20am EST
free obama money to go to school. it makes me sick because they don't understand it somebody has to pay for. kids overwhelmingly support free contraception but nothing in life is free. the insurance company has to pay for it or the taxpayer and it is been ingrained in them. unless we have true reform in schools and how parents are raising their kids we will see the dependency grow and grow when the entitlement culture become permanent like europe. of the last one. you are a young man surrounded by people the same age. when you come out and talk like you are talking now what is the reaction? >> a lot of the marston's. they never heard it before especially from teachers across the country. they never heard the tenets of capitalism in our schools and that is what our group turningpoint usa is doing. i go to lecture halls and high school band is about talking about the morality of capitalism versus the morality of government dependency and i truly believe young people want to be free. young people want to make their decisions and because of that there is hope. stuart: if you ever come i
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
november which is due out today. meanwhile new jersey's governor paid a visit to president obama yesterday asking for money to help his state rebuild. the storm destroyed 80% of this sea side heights community and left the famous boardwalk in pieces. governor chris christie says it will take $37 million to rebuild that area. the president is expected to ask congress for $50 billion but that will not cover the $83 billion that new york, new jersey and connecticut are already asking for now. >>> same-sex couples can now apply and receive marriage lrnses in maryland -- licenses in maryland. on the first day yesterday, just a few couples around the state actually went to clerks' offices to pick up listens. they have to wait -- licenses. they have to wait till 12:01 on new year's day. montgomery county's new licenses say party one and party two. prince george's county plans to issue one license for heterosexual couples and another for same-sex couples but prince judge's licenses won't be ready till next week. >>> we're gearing up for a huge weekend of football here at wusa. it starts
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
people. labor is harder, and you care about that money more. the obama proposal beyond what we are talking about goes after those dividends and that is a way to fight economic equality right now. >> we tax labor higher than we tax capitol. the republicans believe it does, they believe the higher you tax something the more you are discouraging it. there is bill crystal asking why do we want to tax labor more than capitol? that is the question. >> it is interesting. you are are seeing rank and file members of the party. you are starting to see the troops fall away. what would happen if for instance the senate bill were to be voted on in the house? >> they want to do it. and it would pass. we would have to get into these other questions. >> polls favoring the president in his approach and the outcome that he wants. and the polls i don't think that rush are limbaugh is reading those polls. >> there is no way to come to an agreement. the only thing that can happen is for one side to cave in. this is being realistic. there is no common ground here. there is no bipartisanship to be had. i
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
because of the fiscal cliff, both the talks and the fact that we're short on money but traditionally what this pountry has done was treat a from the storm ravaged statts believv the obama pdministration will propose roughly 50 billion ddllars in reliif... far hort of whatt (reporter: "is here that kind of money lying around?") of money lying around. it's &psuch a complex time ight now ww're deeling witt a host of fiscal issues, we're tryyng to preveet our country from going off the fiscal cliff." senator republican colleaaues would &plike to seeebudget cuts....or the massive storm clean-up. preporter: "without offsets ii it going to have trouble getting ppssed do you think in this current climate?") "i think it might, i think it might,,you can't predict that." the uncertain fate of thh relief money comes little more thhn a month afterrthat jaw-dropping pre-ellction image of christie and the president... shoulder to shoulder... a time when r. victims... quickly. "i wann you to cut ttrough red tape. i want you to ut through bureaucracy. here's no excuse for inaction at this point." the
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
obama to plead for money to help his state rebuild from superstorm sandy. the storm destroyed 80% of seaside heights more than a month ago. the famous boardwalk was left in pieces. today governor chris christie asked the president and congress for more financial aid. christie says it's going to take $37 billion to recover and the president promises to help. >> he knows that our work is not done any more than the work in the states is done. >> president obama is expected to ask for $50 billion in storm relief for new jersey, new york and connecticut. >>> meantime, president obama made a special trip to virginia today to highlight his fix for the "fiscal cliff." the deadline for the president and congress to find a way to avoid tax increases and spending cuts is 25 days away. president obama made a special point to sit with a middle class family in virginia this afternoon. he was trying to offer an example of who would be hurt by the republican tax proposal. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives the
NBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
a new twist. president obama wants to authority to borrow more money without being blocked by congress. >> he is assuming unprecedented power. >> the job numbers could tell another story. millions hoping washington can work this out. >> the closer it gets to the brink, more stressed they are going today. >> the president will not budge on raising tax rates for the wealthiest americans. there is no plan b. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. overall, we are doing pretty well. there is an accident on york road at fox tail road. no problems down to the beltway. 95 south from the white marsh area. you can see the brake lights falling into place. 16 miles per hour down towards the 895 split. 38 on the west side outer loop. starting to see that delay fall into place. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. traffic is starting to build as you get closer to northern parkway. across the bay bridge, this is sandy point into the toll plaza. a nice start to and from the eastern
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 5:30am EST
, president obama couldn't lead his way out of a paper bag with a fistful of money in the tank -- [ laughter ] and then right after the storm was over, you were like, this man is a leader. [ laughter ] like, doesn't that -- [ applause ] doesn't that tell you something about the game? what does that tell you about the game? >> what it tells me is that people have different skill sets at different times. that's what it tells me. >> i see. so, so, he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership. >> maybe it's until he was presented with a stark opportunity to lead. >> an opportunity. >> and of course, the governor -- >> oh, god. >> come on! >> boss legend bruce springsteen, christie, who explains he's a major fan, explains he's running with the new jersey native after nbc's hurricane sandy telethon. >> i was on stage afterwards talking to steve van zandt and max weinberg, and then all of a sudden, they were looking behind me, they moved away and stopped talking. so, i turned around. there he was. >> and there he was. >> there he was. >> and he gave you -- >> and he came up and put his hand out,
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 12:00am EST
blankets or garbage bags we need housing and money. that's what we need. >> obama, you are going on vacation to hawaii for 21 days with your family. wow. new york is suffering. >> i don't know where i'm going to be this christmas. i really don't. i hope i'm not in this house. >> you will be enjoying the sun in hawaii while i'll be enjoying no lights in my house. not fair. on our tax dollars you are enjoying a trip while i'm still homeless. not fair. >> mr. president, are you listening? i was watching your interview, you were in for kneel yesterday, and the one guy that mentioned the finger, there's no fema, there's no answers, there's no government help. all there were were photo ops and good-bye. >> i asked where he was and he was standing in front of his house. we tried to book him to come into the studio and he said he can't leave because he's worried about the generators. he was worried people would steal his generators if he left the front of his house. it was just amazing. earlier in the day they were on capitol hill, they were all patting each other on the back, what a great
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> we're not getting the help we need. we aren't getting the money we need to help these people. >> obama as president? no, what has he done? he came through here and made a lot of confusion. he didn't do anything. >> he lied. he said he was going to cut the red tape. they didn't cut the red tape. i said you are not cutting the red tape for the middle class? what are you, giving us the royal finger? >> we shouldn't even be in there let alone living in there. >> it's consumed my whole life. i have no life right now. this is my life. >> if obama was standing right here i would tell him that he lied, he never kept his promise, and we are still without a place to live. >> we need him to step up to the plate and to give us that extra fema money. >> we don't need bottled water or blankets or garbage bags we need housing and money. that's what we need. >> obama, you are going on vacation to hawaii for 21 days with your family. wow. new york is suffering. >> i don't know where i'm going to be this christmas. i really don't. i hope i'm not in this house. >> you will be enjoying the sun in hawaii w
KRON
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
how much relief money the obama administration will request---he pointed out the administration has already designated more than two-billion dollars.transportation secretary ray lahood announced ten million more dollars for new jersey thursday. the governors' requests come as washington is caught in heated debates on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington, emily schmidt, kron4 news you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ a fresh-cut tri tip sirloin served with a succulent lobster tail. just $16.99. sizzler. >>pam: now for today's market update. stocks post little gains amid the ongoing budget talks in washington. apple stock rebounded from yesterday's drop off. after c-e-o tim cook said the company would start making next y
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
talking again. but still, no breakthrough. the parties are locked in a stalemate. president obama is demanding that higher tax rates for the wealthy and a permanent extension of the debt ceiling, the government's ability to borrow money, be part of the deal. >> he's assuming unprecedented power to spend taxpayer dollars out any limit at all. >> reporter: republicans who say they're open to raising tax revenue say they will only do so in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal, one casualty will be compensation for the long-term unemployed. that means people like linda vega, are worried. >> christmas and things of that nature are probably off the table. >> reporter: aides to president obama and speaker boehner met yesterday afternoon. but that meeting ended with no discernible signs of progress. rob and paula? >> thanks, tahman. >>> once the numbers are all tallied, they're going to show that the 2012 presidential election was the most expensive in history. campaign finance statements put the total cost at well above $2 billion. virtually split down the midd
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 10:00am PST
you i don't see any appetite at all from the american people for any bailout. alisyn: monopoly money is always a solution. thank you so much. >> reporter: thank you. alisyn: a big surprise at the national tree lighting ceremony when the performer suggests that president obama may find a lump of coal in his stocking. we'll tell you exactly what the singer said about the president's efforts at bi-partisanship and whether he has a point. a new legal challenge for george zimmerman as he takes on nbc universal. the man charged in the killing of teenager trayvon martin accusing the tv network of deceptively damaging his character for the sake of their ratings. a man taking matters into his own hands and trying to pull over a police officer. why he's pleading not guilty and saying he has no regrets. >> you're required by law to wear a seatbelt. put your dam seatbelt over. pull it over. pull your vehicle over, you understand me. now. who the hell do you think you are? pull your -- [bleep ] over. alisyn: we have a crazy video clip to show you out of michigan today where a driver, frustrated b
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
spending. a way around the debt ceiling problem. it gives barack obama the right to print money to spend as much as he wants to. melissa: there is one catch, ian. one point they make we're not printing it to spend money. we already spent this money. it's gone. so we're just sort of fixing part of the debt problem. >> you could make $3 trillion coins which is why it won't happen. the reason it won't happen is politics. if they do this and get away from the debt ceiling thing it gets republicans off the hook. from obama's perspective leting a deal not happen and falling over the cliff, all the polls show republicans will get blamed for that. why would he want to avoid that? melissa: jonathan, are there obvious inflationary problems on this? someone following us on twitter says you will need it to buy a loaf of bread soon. what do you think? >> this is one ounce platinum coin. you can put any value that i want but has real value of $1600 a ounce. if they think this plan works you have to be in the chain gang or belief in the tooth fairy. it is delusional on its face. reality exists. it can'
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
more money from the economy and give it to incomincompetent politicians and bureaucrats, we're not talking about revenue problem, we have doubled our spending but they' more money, and they want republicans to vote to pay for obama's welfa state, we did not vote for it. neil: you would not -- you would not support a hike in taxes in anyway shape or form? >> no but we will get more revenue if we reform our tax code and a pro-growth way, 3/10 of 1% will generate more revenue than what president obama is taxing about what he says tax the rich, his proposal does not add a drop in the buckie on the our problem. this is not a plan or a solution, this is a political trophy, to the left. and republicans should not go along with it. neil: u know, senator, a pleasure knowing you, i always gauge viewer interest in a particular personalty, or senator or congressman from number of e-mails i get, it is no a quid pro quo but this is a good barometer, i get a ton you on every time, whether, fox news or fox business, that leads me to believe, a lot of folks really like you, it can't just be your fa
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
inauguration he is not going to accept unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. obama had banned corporate donors for is 2009 swearing-in in order to give the present supporters ownership. but now they will accept cash from companies and individuals to underwrite the cost of the festivities next month. i guess taxpayers will have to foot some much of the bill, but corporate sponsors will be right there trying to get all of the influence the can. you're fired up about this during the issue, taught me an e-mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. ♪ >> coming up on "the willis report," ibm getting flak from making major changes to its retirement program. at what cost to its employees? could your employer pull a fast one i knew? jerry dissects it all next. ♪ is the president not doing everything by the book? fox news legal analyst is here to break down why some say he should be in trouble with the law. is the season for giving, but don't let washington fiscal cliff talks cloud your judgment for finding the best cherries for your dope. our experts shares tips on what you need to know.
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
president obama. the democrats have to bend it. if we have to go off of a fiscal cliff, if we let him have 100% of he once, let it rip. i make good money now. i was almost at the poverty level. i understand how hard it is down there. i pay taxes when i was above poverty level. every person in a america needs to pay some taxes, even if it is only $10. i love c-span. host: you said you would not be willing to give the president 100%. he would be willing to go off the cliff if that was the demand. how much would you be willing to bend? caller: i think we have to bend a lot because he won the election. but we are spending where we do not have money. yes, we have to bend it. i am truly a republican. i believe in our philosophy. most of the time, now 100%. i vote republican because they believe we should work for a living and not be handed out. if president obama thinks he deserves 100%, he is so wrong. he is not american. he is just not for us. it is always funny to me. i listen to you and you are great. when i listen to you, i think you the more to the left. it is amazing how i can think you l
Comedy Central
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
because i don't think republicans will be happy because you've been too nice to obama too. so new jersey is in trouble. and it needs the federal government to step in and you go to them and you say i need this amount of money. and there's some horse trading. but for the most part they're going to deliver at least 30 billion dollars to the state of new jersey, wouldn't you say? or maybe even a little more. >> i'm hopeful, hopeful. >> jon: at the same time they want to set up exchanges for health insurance. >> right. >> and you don't want to do that. >> right. >> i don't want to do it right now. >> jon: when they're doing it. >> well, no, no, no. because here's the issue, jon. and why i vetoed it. i'm asking a bunch of questions about how much it will cost and everything else. and they won't answer my questions, so i say to them listen, and what i said today is i'm to the going to do this now. the law permits you to make a decision later if you want to. >> i think you have a week. >> no, that is just the first step. but the law permits you to change back to a state exchange. i said
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
employees, that equals less money spent on health coverage would equal profit. thus began darden restaurants in trying to dodge obama care. the schemes are kind of unpopular in america. this week the company to lower its earning estimate for next year in part because of the bad press they got for health reform shenanigans. people aren't going for dinner special. 2 for $25 olive garden dinners are not a good enough deal in post-recession america. today was the end of the line in health reform dodging. their test in using fewer employees, providing them with health insurance, it was a fail. according to the ap's reporting it received a flood of feedback from customers. both employee and customers. turns out everyone is happier when you have healthy full time workers who are not sneezing on your food. the story of the restaurants is a funny story. there is a reason that employers give them health insurance. it is because they need them to be happy and to be healthy and they need people to want to work there. one of the big policy arguments is that once it is fully implemented they w
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
testing save money. >> andrea: it's not enough to save the program. >> eric: put a number on it. >> bob: you guys are stuck on being anything anti-obama -- >> andrea: we're right. >> bob: how much would you think -- >> eric: bob, did anyone mention president obama besides you in the segment anyone mentioned obama? >> greg: i did. >> bob: we just brought out a 15-year-old videotape of him. >> dana: i mentioned him. >> greg: we can't find it. >> dana: i confess. >> eric: before he became president, it was irresponsible and unpatriotic -- coming up, o'reilly shoot-out with costas last night. we have it for you. should the guy who took this picture be trying to save that guy instead? we debate that. why aren't we in the normal studio? we got booted for these guys. >> good boy. do you like "the five"? do you like "the five"? what is your favorite show? >> "the five." >> eric: good boys. we'll explain just ahead on "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> greg: odd song for this segment. anyway, the criminal who pushed that poor guy in front of a new york subway to his death was caught last night.
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
are also retreating very slowly from some of the shoreline so we don't spend money raising houses so that when the next storm comes through they will be damaged again. >> reporter: mr. obama won the battleground state of virginia 51% to 48% over mitt romney. his victory was helped by taking 56% of the vote in the states southeast tidewater region that is home to norfolk. here, where streets like this are frequently under water, som people are hoping the election means political debate about climate change may be over. >> in the last month, this neighborhood has flooded three times. >> reporter: skip stiles heads wetlands watch, a local environmental group that works throughout the state. he took us to another vulnerable area downtown. >> this is an old apartment building. it has been here since 1904. so the abstract notion that we have had a foot of sea level rise in last 100 years. you can mark it against this building. we had a nor'easter in 2006 that came about here, about where sandy came. if you think about it 100 years ago that would be a foot and a half down, it wouldn't even
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
think it will be quite like that, because there isn't as much money at stake like he in obama care. obviously, to many people on both sides of this issue, it's an important values question. it will attract lots of friends of court briefs. remember, only nine states chose to make same-sex marriage legal, and many other states, the majority of states in the u.s. have decided not to allow it or amended their constitutions to forbid it. so they're strongly held views out there, and yes, i'm sure that the justices will hear all about that by the time they get ready to hear this case argued in march. >> might we end up with a situation where in every state in america you can or cannot get married, and this will just decide this at least for the time being? >> reporter: you know, that's the interesting question here. we don't know. the doma case doesn't invite the court to answer that question. it simple says if in those states that decide to grant same-sex marriage, which is up to the states, can the federal government still refuse to recognize those marriages? even if the supreme court
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
promise to try to find it just for you here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer and i will see you tomorrow. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." the talks are back on. team obama and team boehner are back at the negotiating table. but there is still substantial disagreement on tax rates, tax revenues, domestic spending and entitlement reform and the clock is ticking. speaking of tax hikes, europe's grand experiment with taxing the rich more is falling apart, especially in france and britain. and here at home, california and new york are passing through the 50% tax rate barrier. is anybody looking at how tax hikes fail the test of economic growth? >>> back here in the u.s., could it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boe
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 6:30am PST
department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through president obama's lea
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
know, there is so much money riding on this, not just from the united states, but from the international monetary fund, by the world bank. morsi yesterday talked by phone with president obama. what have you learned about this? >> reporter: well, president obama, washington obviously keeping a close eye on the situation here in egypt. president obama expressing his concern about the violence and the people who died a couple of days ago. but beyond that phone call, it doesn't look like washington is getting any more involved. there is certainly going to keep a close eye. egypt is going to be an important country for washington moving forward. especially for the u.s.' stated priority of keeping israel secure. egypt is going to play a role on that. and rest assured, that they're going to assess president morsi and this egyptian government based on how they handle this political crisis. deb? >> is there also concern, look, a lot of the people who are demonstrating, they're going to be able to vote on this constitutional referendum. first of all, is there any concern that perhaps
Current
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am PST
photograph making the rounds. this is president obama taking mitt romney's concession call. we had to wait a bit for this call to come in as mitt romney didn't think he was going to lose. both sides spent a record amount of money on this contest to try to win. we just experienced a $2 billion election, the most expensive presidential election ever. the president spent about $1.12 billion, the romney team about $1.02 billion. this from new fec filings just south. this does not include donations from mega donors like sheldon adleson and his wife together they spent about $90 million. outrage in michigan today as republicans have pushed through right to work legislation that says that union membership and dues cannot be a condition of employment. democrats say republicans are using the lame duck session to jam through laws without giving the public a chance to weigh in. they are less likely to have pensions and health benefits than i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i you know who's coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those typ
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
questions that are still unanswered. and it is tell. obama said he would cut the red tape and there hasn't been any red tape cut. any. fema is getting more money from the government if they are getting month money from the government they should write the checks out. >>neil: we will watch it closely. thank you. . you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>neil: to michigan, protesters not stopping republicans from approving right-to-work legislation that stopped you from forcing non-union workers to pay dues and could become law by next wednesday with my next guest's signature. does business ring a bell? this is the governor of michigan. >> we will get it done. it is important because it is about being pro worker, we have hard people, hard work people in union and they should be able to decide whether to join a union or not. it is not about employers or collective bargain. people should have the opportunity to say they want to belong or not. second, this can be good
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
would not have had to pay that money if federal law had given that same sex relationship the same status as opposite sex marriages get. so it's pretty clean, a clean cut case. even the obama administration has already said it doesn't think the constitutionality, defense of marriage act, can withhold a legal attack like this, wolf. >> we expect arguments to be made when and decision to be made? >> i would estimate sometime around march of next year for the arguments. probably sometime around june of next year for a decision by the court, wolf. >> all right, thanks very much. joe johns reporting for us. bring in our senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin and analyst gloria borger. jeff, first to you, once the supreme court makes that final decision in the spring, maybe by june at the end of the term, we will know whether or not same sex marriage will be legal, not only in those states like new york state or maryland or iowa where it is legal, but throughout the united states. >> it is a possibility, there are limited possibilities. the court specifically took nose in this case, whethe
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
died there. more than 300,000 others lost their homes in the storm. president o blamea-- obama will ask congress for $50 billion for hurricane sandy. they announced it today in a statement the money is to help rebuild road, tunnels and assist thousands of people forced from their homes. those are those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the u.s. supreme court announced today that for the first time in its history it would review the contentious issue of same-sex marriage. for more on the story we turn to margaret warner. >> warner: the justices agreed to hear arguments in two cases: one is california's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, adopted by voters as referendum proposition 8. it was challenged on grounds that gay citizens have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. the justices will also review a provision of the federal "defense of marriage act" or doma that deprives legally married gay couples of federal benefits that are available to heterosexual couples. same-sex marriage is legal or will be soon in nine states and the
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am EST
reaping all of the benefits. obama. obama. give it to me, oh it is raining dollars. it is christmas every day for me everybody. >> what will you do with all of the money? >> i don't know. drugs, hookers, what do we liberals do? >> now you are persuading me to the dark side. you are changing my mind. bill, if a deal isn't reached we won't feel it for months. if possible you will be dead by then. there is no point asking a question. >> i will let it res son nate. i haven't even looked at my william. >> what are you going to give away? >> i have a baseball card collection. guess who is not getting it now. >> you don't remember you sold those. >> i did. >> at 4:00 a.m. last night. >> i still have one i use to cut. don't worry -- >> it was jose can say co so it made sense. where are we in this story? >> i don't get this conversation. >> i don't either. it fell apart. >> that's the problem. >> trickle down theory. >> it is not that. >> we know the words. >> do you know art like i do? >> and his curves. >> by the way, it is not about revenue. it is about spending. you can't go to a junky and say -- >> they are going to raise our taxes and not cut spending? >> we a
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 2:35am EST
mitt romney. a computer glitch delayed, president obama's final number, "the washington post" reports. the spokesman says that the president raised $1.1 billion. >> think what else the money could have gone toward in the tight times. >>> despite loud objections, republicans in michigan managed to push right to work measures through the legislature. hundred of union supporters protested. some who tried storming the senate chamber, were pepper sprayed. the legislation bans unions from requiring nonunion employees to pay fees. supporters say the move will add jobs, opponents though say it weakens unions, and harms workers. >>> and speak of labor issue, it ain't looking good for a dl ealo end the nhl lockout. the players union chief held two news conferences last night first to say there was progress in major issue. in the second, hejected everyth union offered. there is no drop dead date to start the season. but time clearly seems to be running short. fiscal cliff, no hockey. what is wrong? come on, america. >> america. like $1 billion apart. >> wow. >> sad. much different labor issue cr
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